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5 Ways to Live Like a Monk (Without Actually Being One)

by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB, Vocation Director, Conception Abbey 1. Cultivate Silence St. Benedict wrote, “Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen” (RB 6:8). Silence is the environment that allows you to listen to God’s voice and the voices of those around you properly. Many people are uncomfortable with silence or they...

All Roads Lead to Rome: 10 Reasons to Become Catholic

"The difficulty of explaining 'why I am a Catholic' is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true." - G.K. Chesterton Many of you know that I am a convert to the Catholic church. Why, you may wonder, would anyone, especially in the 21st century, join such an archaic institution? And why on...

Hopeful Words from a Future Catholic Priest

There is a great deal of bad news about the state of the Catholic Church of late. We shouldn't deny it or dismiss it; to do so would be foolish. We should have our eyes wide open about the reality of our situation. But amidst the destruction wrought by sin and the failings of men, there are real signs of...

Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Catholic Church from Within with Dr. Taylor Marshall

For centuries, the Catholic Church was the last bulwark standing against the tidal wave of secularism, atheism, and moral decay that was sweeping the world. As converts like G.K. Chesterton gave witness, the Catholic faith was a fighting faith---fighting against the destructive ideas and moral rot plaguing society. Yet, something happened. The Church suddenly faced her own internal revolution, and...

You have never heard a Sacred Music Choir like Floriani

Whether it is exploring the splendor of a 13th century cathedral or one of the seven wonders of the world, many will agree that with these moments come a profound sense of God’s Presence. This same experience is one I came to know through a Catholic men’s schola called Floriani. After hearing much praise about the Floriani choir, I ventured...

Of Storms and Divine Grace

Spring in Oklahoma means storms---often violent, terrifying storms. Tornadoes, too, are not uncommmon this time of year, though, while some have struck only a few miles away, we have yet to experience one, thanks be to God. Such storms are frightening because of their intensity and potential for destruction, but also because of the sheer helplessness one feels in the...

Rules of the Game: Commandments and the Spiritual Life

Watch any sporting event---from football to tennis to Mixed Martial Arts--- and you will notice something significant: The inevitable presence of referees. Referees exist to enforce the rules of the game, for any sport worth watching has rules, and sometimes complex rules at that. Rules ensure fair play, but they also give the athletes boundaries within which they can exercise...

UPDATE: The Catholic Gentleman Book

For some time now, I have been talking about the release of my book, The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today. I originally was informed by my publisher that the release would take place at the end of April, around Easter. Amazon also reflected this release date, and many of you who pre-ordered the book were expecting to have it...

Today We Lost Notre Dame

LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images My heart is broken. Today, we lost one of the most beautiful churches in the world. For 800 years in stood as a transcendent reminder of God's presence among men. Built to house priceless works of art, holy relics, and above all the sacraments, it was made by a world that no longer exists, the world of...

UNPLANNED: An Inside Look at the Hit Film with Doug Johnson

Unplanned is a new hit movie about former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson's journey to the pro-life cause. Gritty and heart-wrenching this film has defied expectations to land in the top 4 at the box office, even though it is showing at a fraction of the theaters of bigger budget movies. Recently, I sat down with Doug Johnson, husband to...

What Jayber Crow Can Teach Us About the Priesthood and Celibacy

As someone who sees perennial bachelorhood as a societal sickness, recommending Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry might seem counterproductive.  Jayber, Berry’s main character in the novel, is a small-town barber that finds himself an “ineligible bachelor,” as he puts it.  He never marries, never has kids, and in that way is “free” of the burdens of family.  However, Jayber’s life...